Job ID: 194636

Lecturer - Legal Studies Program - School of Law

University of California Berkeley

  • Sep. 15, 2022
  • Lecturer - Legal Studies Program - School of Law
  • University of California Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA
  • 12/31/2022
  • Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Law - General

Lecturer - Legal Studies Program - School of Law

Position overview
Position title: Lecturer Salary range: $56,945 - $172,985; Our starting annual full-time salary is $56,945, prorated according to teaching workload. Credit may be given to prior college-level teaching experience (not including graduate student or summer session teaching). Percent time: Generally part-time; 0 - 100% Position duration: Temporary Application Window

Open date: October 11, 2021

Most recent review date: Friday, Sep 23, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Berkeley Law is generating an applicant pool of qualified instructors to teach courses in our Legal Studies program should openings arise.

Legal Studies is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major that engages the meanings, values, practices, and institutions of law and legality. The faculty of Berkeley Law's Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program (JSP) has primary responsibility for the Legal Studies program at UC Berkeley. JSP faculty and other Law faculty teach a curriculum that examines how law shapes, and is shaped by, political, economic, and cultural forces. The major is designed to stimulate critical understanding of and inquiry about the theoretical frameworks, historical dynamics, and cultural embeddedness of law.

General Duties: In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website.

To receive full consideration for any openings please submit a complete application. Completed applications will be reviewed when openings arise. Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in January; for spring semester in August; and for summer sessions in September. Applicants will only be contacted if openings arise. Additional materials and/or references may be requested of finalists.

Candidates who are interested in remaining in the pool after the final date will need to submit a new application.

Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.

UC Lecturers are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by American Federation of Teachers - Unit 18.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

J.D. degree or equivalent international degree, or Ph.D. degree or enrollment in a Ph.D. degree (or international equivalent) program at the time of application.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

J.D., Ph.D., or equivalent international degree is required by start date. Experience teaching at the postsecondary level is required by start date.
Preferred qualifications

Excellent student evaluation scores as primary instructor of an undergraduate course at an accredited university. Expertise in one or more areas of the legal studies curriculum (I. Crime, Law and Social Control; II. Law and Culture; III. Law and Markets; IV. Law, Rights, and Social Change; V. Law and Sovereignty).
Application Requirements
Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Teaching - Written statement of no more than 500 words explaining expertise and interest in teaching legal studies courses.

  • Course Evaluations - As evidence of teaching quality, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit up to three sets of course evaluations.

  • Course Evaluations (Optional)

  • Course Evaluations (Optional)
Reference requirements
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Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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